You want an affordable website... but still a good one, right? One that portrays your business in a good light. One that can start showing up on Page 1 of Google for relevant searches. You'd also like to change and add content without adding extra expense to your "website budget". And you need your website to be mobile-friendly, too. Yours will be. Who can you trust when you're looking for a local and affordable website builder in South Dakota?
Me. Hi, I'm Duane Christensen. I started the one-man marketing company called 9 Yards Marketing. My wife is my partner though. She's so creative. When I need an idea or a second opinion on anything that has to do with design or advertising copy... she always comes through and usually blows my mind with her ideas.
I do all kinds of marketing for local businesses... but I really like helping people not overspend when it comes to websites, SEO, and other online marketing.
I'll build you a website to your satisfaction, but my services don't stop there. I will consistently update and monitor your website. I will add any pictures or content when you get something new you'd like to share. I will post regular updates on your Google My Business page. I will set up your YouTube channel correctly and create videos for you by using pictures, words, music, and other video snippets. I will make sure your SEO is set up properly and help you climb the ranks of Google and other popular search engines.
In today's online world... your website can't just be built and left to sit idle. It needs consistent updating. Google likes to see a website that is active, updated, and being seen. It likes to see that your site is connected to social media accounts like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others.
Your website should be set up so it's easy to navigate and easy on the eyes. It needs to be solve your customers' problems. What are your customers looking for? Will they find the answers on your website? Will they be more confident in you after viewing or reading your website content? If so, you'll start to win the battle of getting more eyeballs on your website, minds thinking about you, and people trusting you.
Some businesses have an old website that needs to be trashed and start from scratch. I've helped those business go from not being found on Google for their desired keywords and phrases, to being ranked on Page 1 and even #1 on Page 1.
Some local businesses don't have a website at all. These are usually smaller businesses that either haven't had the time or budget to have a website built... or they've contacted a few web designers / website builders, but the price is outrageous. Or they didn't feel comfortable with the people. I've helped small businesses finally get a new website and start to get new business coming in because of their new website. And ranking really well... even if they have a lot of competition.
My clients' website successes comes in part because I'm consistently improving their online presence for them. I don't build a website and disappear. I'm in this for you. I want your web rankings to constantly improve, I want your website visitors to stay there longer, and I want you to convert more of your website visitors into actual customers. Did I tell you than I'm in this for you? Yup. I am. When you're happy, I'm happy.
An affordable website is one that doesn't cost something outrageous up front. And you don't have to pay $150 per hour if you ever want any changes. You just pay an affordable monthly fee. Because your "web health" depends on being consistent with website updates (new content), error monitoring, and a consistent social media footprint. And good social media doesn't mean you have to buy any ads. You can if you want, and I can help you with that, but it's not always necessary.
You get a bunch of spam calls all the time from people trying to sell you their expensive SEO package or online advertising, right? Don't buy. The majority are scam artists. The majority do not have your best interests at heart. Plus, they're not local.
I've had clients tell me that they were pitched websites for $5000, $10,000, and even much higher. And even then... that didn't include any changes or updates when you wanted them. There was an extra charge for all of that. And if you wanted social media advice or help setting anything up... that's right... more fees. Then, in 3 or 4 years, when you wanted to totally revamp your website and give it a completely fresh look or design... then they charge you that huge up front fee again. Yuck. Most local businesses can't afford to do that. And they shouldn't have to.
I have clients who thank me all of the time. They say, "I don't know what we would do without you." And it's because I'm like part of their team. Remember... I'm in it for YOU. Even if I don't do any other marketing for them, they'll call me up to get advice on an idea, or ask if I want to have coffee and catch up and talk a little shop.
If you're local business who would benefit by more people finding your business online, my cost is usually around $300 per month. That includes website build, maintenance, changes, SEO, some social media setup, and a few other things.
I obsess over my clients' web rankings, increasing their website visits, and helping them increase their customer base. I started doing this because 99% of the other website design / building options out there for good, local businesses are too expensive, they don't really care about their clients, they're not local, or they're not dependable. Or a combination of a bunch of those. Small business is important. I want to help expand your dream and my dream of independence and entrepreneurship.
Are you ready to get started on your new website?
In many cases, I can have a new site built for you in just a couple weeks. Give me a shout!
9 Yards Marketing
Sioux Falls, SD
I worked my tail off on our farm when I was growing up. It taught me to appreciate nature, hard work, and respect. I wouldn't give up all of my farm experiences for anything in the world.